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Juliet Poyntz
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    (November 25, 1886-circa June 1937)
    Born in Omaha, Nebraska
    Birth name was Juliet Points
    Teacher at Barnard College
    Education director of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (1917-18)
    Founding member of the Communist Party of the USA (1919)
    Disappeared after leaving the American Women’s Association Clubhouse in Manhattan (June 3, 1937)
    Declared legally dead (1944)
    She was a Communist.
    She ran unsuccessfully for New York State Comptroller (1926) and Attorney General (1928).
    She recruited spies for the Soviet Union.
    Whitaker Chambers described her as ‘a little absurdly imperious and mysterious, as Communist bureaucrats often become.’
    After Elizabeth Bentley accused her of being a double agent, she responded, ‘Just remember one thing, if ever you meddle in my affairs again, I'll see that you're taken care of. You'll be put six feet under and you won't come back to do any more talking!’
    At Barnard College, she was valedictorian and voted ‘most popular.’ (1907)
    She became disillusioned with Communism after traveling to the Soviet Union and witnessing the show trials of Stalin’s great purge (1936).
    Her clothing and luggage appeared to be untouched, suggesting she had not planned to travel anywhere.
    It is generally believed that she was kidnapped and murdered by Soviet agents after she threatened to write a book exposing conditions in the USSR.

Credit: C. Fishel


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